Larry Potash Biography
Larry Potash is an American journalist currently working as the WGN-TV morning news anchor. He joined the station in 1994 and has been anchoring the WGN Morning News since 1995. He came to WGN-TV from KOTV-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he worked as a weekend anchor and political reporter. Potash grew up in Boston and graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism.
Potash does in-depth stories about history, science, religion among other topics. In 1996, Larry traveled to Asia to do a multi-part series on the culture of Hong Kong and the transition to Chinese sovereignty.
His daily feature, “Larry’s World,” focuses on the offbeat, fun, and sometimes lesser-known facts behind various pop culture phenomena and television news-making itself. In October 2018, WGN-TV launched “Backstory with Larry Potash” a new series that runs periodically as specials throughout the year. Larry takes a look at the backstory behind some of the most intriguing stories in history, culture, religion, and science from Chicago and beyond.
Throughout his career, Larry has been recognized for his achievements and contribution to the broadcasting field. For instance, he is a recipient of 14 Emmy Awards including Best Magazine Show for his history program, “Backstory” in 2020. The Illinois Broadcasters Association also honored Larry with ten Silver Dome awards for Best Anchor in Chicago.
His series, “Backstory with Larry Potash” received Silver Dome Awards for the best documentary show in 2019 and 2020.
Larry Potash Age
Potash is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 2, 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on May 2nd every year.
Larry Potash Wife
Potash is married to his wife Lisa Potash. The couple is blessed with two children named Kaylin and Mallory Potash. Despite his busy schedule at work, Larry has proved to be a family man for sparing time to attend to his family.
Larry Potash Family
Potash was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. However, he has not disclosed any information regarding his parents and siblings. We will update you once the information is available.
Larry Potash Height
Potash stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall. However, his other body measurements are not available.
Larry Potash Net Worth
Potash has an estimated net worth of about $1 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a broadcast journalist.
Larry Potash’s Salary
Potash receives an average annual salary of around $65,000 from his employer WGN-TV.